BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH A BREAST LIFT
Breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries serve two different purposes—breast lift surgery is performed to correct the condition of ptosis (sagging of the breasts), while breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. Breast lifts are also utilized to address issues of stretched skin, large areolas, downward pointing nipples, and asymmetrical breasts, which often result from the natural aging process, childbirth, breast feeding, fluctuations in weight, genetics, and gravity.
It is important to understand that breast lift surgery does not augment the size or fullness of the breasts, nor can it correct the problem of concavity in the center or upper region of the breasts. In order to achieve an increase in breast size or volume, breast augmentation surgery must be performed. For patients who wish to both lift the breasts and increase the size of the breasts, a breast augmentation performed in conjunction with a breast lift may be the best option. View our breast implants shapes & sizes page to get more information.
BENEFITS OF COMBINING A BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH A BREAST LIFT
There are a number of advantages to having a breast augmentation surgery performed in conjunction with a breast lift, including: the increased safety of only having to undergoing anesthesia once, minimized risk of surgical complications, and the convenience of a single recovery period following your operation. Additionally, having the procedures performed together is often more cost-effective, and allows patients to achieve optimal aesthetic results after a single procedure, versus sequential operations.
If you are questioning whether undergoing a breast augmentation with a breast lift is safe, you can rest easy knowing that according to a recently published medical journal article, “Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure.” At our plastic surgery practice, Dr. Farbod Esmailian, M.D., of Orange County, is highly experienced performing breast augmentation with breast lift surgeries, and prioritizes your safety and health above all else. During your initial consultation, Dr. Esmailian will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, anatomy, and surgical goals, in order to give you the best possible guidance and advice throughout the course of your decision-making process, and will take great care to ensure that your breast surgery is a complete success.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH A BREAST LIFT
Immediately after your breast augmentation with a breast lift surgery, you will be able to observe visible results and aesthetic improvements to the size and lift of your breasts, and these results will continue to improve over the next few weeks, as swelling and bruising decrease, and your body continues to heal. The post-surgical recovery period duration varies among patients, and is dependent upon your body’s individual capacity to heal. You will gradually be able to resume all of your daily activities; however, you will be advised to refrain from vigorous exercise and heavy lifting for the first 2-3 months after your procedure.
CONTACT DR. ESMAILIAN
If you have any additional concerns or questions, or would like more information about breast augmentation surgery performed in conjunction with a breast lift, please contact the office of Dr. Esmailian, located in Orange County, CA. We will be happy to answer all of your questions, and to schedule an initial, complimentary consultation with Dr. Esmailian.